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The weather is warming up and the events calendar is filling up!  Starting with this busy weekend with Endurance Ride here in CO and a contingent going Hamvention 2024 in OH!  Have fun, stay safe and please send pics!



GREENLAND ENDURANCE RIDE This Weekend!!    Saturday, May 18th from 6:30am - 6:30pm and Sunday, May 19th from 7:00am - 2:00pm in the Greenland Open Space area 
Thank you to all that have volunteered and have fun!!
Last minute info contact Tricia/KØTRD tricia4wd@gmail.com
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REMINDER:   Club Meeting this Monday, May 20th...NO net!  "Building Your Own Path in Ham Radio: 7 Tips for Finding Your Niche

Speaker: Alan Higbie, K0AV, of Colorado Springs.  

 Qualifications: Alan is not an engineer or other technical type.  He is a retired trial lawyer, who has been a continuously active ham for over 60 years. Along the way he traveled to and operated DX contests from various locations in Africa, South and Central America, Alaska, Hawaii and Europe. 

Location: Tri-Lakes Monument Chamber of Commerce - 166 2nd St Monument, 80132
Check calendar for meeting/presentation timeline

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Hamfest in
NEW MEXICO for Labor Weekend...

Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club (AARC) hosting is its 38th Annual Hamfest 31 Aug Labor Day Weekend 2024 from 7am to 3pm-ish (ARRL approved and small listed non-profit, needing all the help we can get)

--Free admissions, donations from local and Ham related vendors for door prize drawings throughout the day

--Morning brew and eats by club for donations, for lunch support your local vendors.

--Plenty of parking at the Otero County FairgroundsRVs welcome but no RV hookups, dump station on site

AARC is also looking for items to be donated as door prizes throughout the day.  "Give a big thank you to those who donated to our past Hamfests." You keep us afloat!  We would like to list your logo on our website to show donor support and advertise your business during the event.
Main prizes and HT drawings are normally purchased by the club, (donations accepted) must be present for all except 1st prize
PRIZES!!!
    1st FT-710 AESS
    2nd FTM-6000R
    3rd Mini 1.3 OLED ZUMspot Kit
    4th DM-30TR
   $1.00 Drawing for FT65 HT
Main Prize drawing tickets $8.00 mail in post dated before 24 Aug (eligible for Pre-Registration Prize drawing of $50.00) $10.00 at the door, Swap Tables $15.00 with one chair.  Any profits made from our event goes back into paying our bills, insurance, repeater systems maintenance, classes and our other public activities

We are also looking for folks/groups who would like to do short presentations.

Testing will be conducted on site around 9am-ish (depends upon the VE and VEC's)

More info:  http://www.qsl.net/k5lrw/ and on FB at Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club NM

Contacts:  KI5RUS Rusty rjaskolo@gmail.com   (2024 AARC Pres and Hamfest Chair) & KB7SQF Rick rick@nmex.com
Street mailing address for packages please use;
Russell Jaskolowski, 1107 Hendrix Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310

AARC mail box:  AARC  Hamfest 2024, 12 Main St #383, LaLuz, NM 88337
Rusty's cell 575-491-3631

Thank you all for supporting our small club serving the community
Rick KB7SQF
2024 AARC Director
Hamfest Committee Member
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HAMS needed
for exciting Rally Colorado!
Free food, t-shirts & lodging for Ham volunteers!!

Rally Colorado is seeking ham operators for this event on July 20-21 (Saturday
and Sunday)
in Rangely, Colorado...
Rally racing is very exciting to watch! Hams get the best locations for spectating
while they provide safety tracking for the cars and emergency reporting if
needed. Rally cars each have a driver and navigator and are attempting to get
the fastest time on each racing section (stage), similar to a time trial.
Important! The rally is once again offering FREE lodging to volunteers at the
community college dorms.  We know gas prices are high, so we hope that
covering your lodging will be a help.  Sandwiches are provided each day and
volunteers can enjoy a free barbecue at Elks Park on Saturday evening. And of
course, volunteers all get a rally T-shirt.  Each stage will use a 2m frequency to track cars (simplex) with a cross-band
repeater giving us access to Net Control. Mobile rigs are best, but handie talkies
work fine in some locations.  Do you have any ham or non-ham friends that would like to volunteer or
accompany you? We will be happy to find an appropriate task for them. We train
all our volunteers in advance, including using Zoom sessions, so that everyone is
comfortable and ready on rally day!   If you're ready to sign up, great! Volunteer registration can be found at
www.rallydata2.com (check "Rally Colorado"). Please list your vehicle, and your
radio equipment including mast(s) so I can find the best location for you
.
We hope you can join us. NOTE: Volunteers can work only Saturday or only
Sunday if that’s what is best for their schedule – just check the appropriate days
when signing up. This is a great event, and while providing the essential and
required emergency communication network, you will also have a wonderful time!
Regards,
Paula N6OQQ, Chief of Communications,
mpgibeault@gmail.com, 760-382-0821
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 Please donate to The Sherrie Ishmael Memorial fund to support the Sarcoma Research Fund, D-0033162 @ UC Medical Center.  Rex's (WDØAJG) wife, Sherri, passed away April 25th after a long battle with cancer.  Also, the link provides a wonderful biography of Sherri and her family with heart-warming pictures. 

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WEEKLY NET

To act as the net control station during our weekly net...
Please volunteer at this link.

If EACH member of the club would take ONE net per YEAR, we would have every net covered.

May 20 - No net - Face to Face meeting- Presentation (via Zoom): 7:30-9:00  Topic: Building Your Own Path in Ham Radio: 7 Tips for Finding Your Niche

May 27 - Need a Net Control

June 3 - Need a Net Control


June 10 - WØOCJ  Olin

Our thanks to those who are volunteering to serve as Net Control Operators. We always need Net Control Operators, so please volunteer. This is a wonderful opportunity to improve your on-the-air skills. It is easy to sign up, just go to the Net Control signup page at the Club's website and follow the instructions. There is a simple script on the same page , bottom of the page, that is easy to follow. Info on the NØXLF and WØTLM repeater can be found on that page as well.   If you are into HF nets check this out: NetScraper.


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Next WØTLM VE test sessions  Added date!!
We have two exam sessions scheduled: The first will be held May 25th at 10:30 a.m. at the Monument Library. The second session is scheduled for August 3rd at 10:30 a.m., also at the Monument Library. All license exams will be offered. Preregistration is required; Technician, General and Extra tests are available. 
Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.  Monument, CO 80132
Questions, details, sign-up
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HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!!
WØTLM has been asked to provide radio support for the Greenland Endurance Ride, which is a 50/25/17 mile equine endurance race.  The event will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 6:30am - 6:30pm and Sunday, May 19th from 7:00am - 2:00pm in the Greenland Open Space area.  We will need a minimum of 15 operators.  Our responsibilities will be relaying the position of each 'team' (horse & rider) to the race officials as well as relaying information if an injury occurs.  This will be set up as a directed net using our portable WØTLM repeater, with the NØXLF repeater as backup.  All of the radio station locations are accessible via vehicle.  You will need an HT with an upgraded antenna (no rubber duckies!) & a spare battery (depending on the length of time you are there).  There will not be a race official posted at the radio stations except for the Net Control location.  If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact Tricia / KØTRD tricia4wd@gmail.com


LOCAL EDUCATION EVENTS

For anyone who is not familiar with DLARC...  you really should check it out: Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

The Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications is a library of materials and collections related to amateur radio and early communications. The DLARC is funded by a significant grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications, a private foundation, to create a digital library that documents, preserves, and provides open access to the history of this community.
 
This free resource combines archived digitized print materials, born-digital content, websites, oral histories, personal collections, and other related records and publications. The goals of DLARC are both to document the history of amateur radio and to provide freely available educational resources for researchers, students, and the general public.
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73 Bill WT0DX
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Elmering (the best way for local Educational help) . We have a team of volunteers  providing help to those who request assistance. If you need help with anything, please reach out - w0tlm-elmer@w0tlm.org. .  Our Google Groups email system is also great for this purpose. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it - and remember: There are no stupid questions. If you have more than a question or two or would like to be paired with an Elmer, please let  us know and we'll do our best to connect you with someone who can help you. Contact w0tlm-elmer@w0tlm.org.
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Check out our own website club presentations - WØTLM Presentations.  We have a tremendous array of presentations on numerous subjects.  If you find one that you need more info on just contact the Elmering crew below.   
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And check out our own WØSTU- Stu who teaches the License classes and has the website "Ham Radio School".  Great educational program for new or upgraded licenses for acquaintances, friends, family--these sessions are a big fundraiser for the club, so spread the word out in your circles!

 Ready to upgrade your license!?!?  Ham Radio School is now offering Extra License Course online....
 



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RM HAM University  - check out the offerings and sign up.


UPCOMING EVENTS, HAM FESTS & CONVENTIONS

If you attend any of these events please send pics, links, reports--either real-time or post wrap up-- for inclusion in newsletter!  kf0plu@gmail.com

May 17 - 19, 2024   Hamvention 2024Greene County Fair and Expo Center, 210 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385 
 Info here

May 18 - 19, 2024   Greenland Endurance Ride... equine endurance ride. Volunteer hams needed to relay team positions and information in event of emergency.
Time: Sat. 6:30am - 6:30pm / Sun. 7:00am - 2:00pm
Location:  Greenland Open Space
Contact:  Tricia/KØTRD tricia4wd@gmail.com

May 31-Jun 2, 2024   Activation of USS Pueblo Memorial for Museum Ships Weekend, Pueblo Convention Center, PPRA will be activating the whole weekend and looking for support here.  Information on Museum Ships Information Event here.

06/01/24   Montrose ARC Tail Gate Party   Talkin: 147.195 + 107.2 PL...Table Cost: $5.00  More information at https://montrosehamradio.org/
Time:  0800 to 1100
Location:  Lions Club Pavilion, 510 N. Palmer St, Delta, CO 
Contact:  email ki0ky@arrl.net 
 
06/22/24  WØTLM Field Day, Activities and BBQ!!!
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:  Fox Run Regional Park Pavillion 2 - 2110 Stella Dr. Colorado Springs, 80921 
Contact:  Keep watch!
 
July 12 & 13, 2024  HamCon: Zion -2024  Host event for AARL Rocky Mountain Division Convention,  YLRL 85th Annual Convention and RV Radio Network 2024 Western Rally 
Two days of presentations, special events and dealer vendor showcase. 
Time:  9:00AM - 5:00PM Daily *Evening Special Events Scheduled after 5:00PM*
Location:  The Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT 84790   
Contact:   https://www.hamconzion.com/ 

July 20 & 21, 2024  Rally Colorado, an ARA (American Rally Association) event in Colorado; ham volunteers get training for rally safety support, free lodging, t-shirts, sandwich and Saturday night BBQ!!
More info on American Rally Association here     
Sign-up to volunteer here    
Watch for updated info here.

Time:  daily
Location:  Rangely, Colorado
Contact:  Paula N6OQQ, Chief of Communications, mpgibeault@gmail.com, 760-382-0821

07/27/24  Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Radio Association - MEGAFEST, an ARRL sanctioned event 
Time:  0800 to 1300  (Vendors 0600) Ticket sales 0730
Location:  Lewis-Palmer High School - 1300 Higby Rd, Monument, CO 80132  
Admission: $5.00   Table Rental:  To sign up for tables, entry or go here
Hourly Door Prizes!!  Raffle!!  Grand Prize: HF Go Kit ICOM IC-705 with custom backpack and Chameleon Modular Portable Antenna   
Contact:  More Megafest info here  or email megafest@ppraa.org or call Leianna N7ZOO at 719-271-2961.

8/25/24 Denver Radio Club HamFest 
Time:  9:00 AM to 1:00PM
Location:  Adams County Fairgrounds - 9775 Henderson Road in Brighton
Contact:  More Details here

NEW! 8/31/24 Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club (AARC) 38th Annual Hamfest
Time:  7am to 3pm-ish
Location:  Otero County Fairgrounds, Alamagordo, NM
Info:  Link
Contact:  KI5RUS Rusty rjaskolo@gmail.com  / KB7SQF Rick rick@nmex.com
 


SOLAR ACTIVITY  
Are you aware this Solar Cycle has already surpassed the previous and is setting up to be one of the best in the recent history?  Solar Flare Alerts: Sign up for Space Weather Alerts and get instant text notifications when solar flares are underway.  There are numerous sites and ways to check and see where and what the chances are of that great contact.  One to check is W5MMW solar site info  Check it out.  Also this site provides solar data NØNBH.     
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What's UP in the D-region? 
 


TIP, TRICKS, & PROJECTS



SPOTLIGHT CORNER
If you attend an event or have pictures of a new product, hack, install, please share for this section!   kf0plu@gmail.com

Still looking for another editor for the newsletter to spread the load.  Please volunteer. We have also thought that someone with a more professional eye could make it more appealing.  Also Reporters are encouraged to send in pics of field events, builds, etc...  If you have an interest in such a worthy function let us know; Greg (W0GAS) is also willing to help train!


Please check the club website for clothing, calendar, Equipment Cache, Presentations, and other important links at: https://w0tlm.org

Club Support we take no dues but depend on donations and other means of building and keeping our operating budget so check out the website at WØTLM - About Us on how you can help.

Sign up to receive this Newsletter. We use Google Groups for our email list, which is the best way to stay in touch with the radio club activities: WØTLM mailing list and Google group. Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested in ham radio in general or our Club specifically. Each Week, we are posting the most recent version of the Update on the Club's website. For security reasons, some of the links have been removed. If you want the links you will need to sign up to be on our mailing list.

Zoom Invitation/Link for the Next Monthly Club Meeting. The link for the next monthly Club meeting and presentation (but not for Connect Time) is: https://w0tlm.org/w0tlm-club-meeting.  Connecting should be as easy as clicking the link. If you have your Zoom account set up you should be prompted to open your Zoom app. If you don't have a Zoom account, you will be prompted to permit Zoom to download. Once it has been downloaded, you will click the prompt to join the meeting. ZOOM HAS UPDATED ITS SETTINGS AND YOU MAY NOW BE PLACED IN A "WAITING ROOM" BEFORE JOINING THE CALL. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WE WILL BE WORKING TO MINIMIZE THE WAITING. Please check the lower left hand corner of the display to confirm that the video does NOT have a red line through it. Please also confirm that the microphone does have a red line through it. If you do not have a camera and microphone on your computer, you may still observe and listen in.  The steps are the same, except you do not need to adjust your microphone and camera. Finally, please change your "screen name to reflect your first and last name and call sign. We use this to determine who is attending.

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